Gov. Abiodun Pleaded With FG To Adopt Adire As National Attire
Ogun Makes It Uniform In Public Schools
Daily Metro News NG
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has pleaded with the Federal Government to adopt Adire as an official attire for national events and as a cultural symbol in the nation’s foreign missions.
Gov. Abiodun opined that this would further help to promote the rich cultural heritage of the nation to the outside world.
The Governor made the call on Thursday at the official launch of Ogun Adire Digital Market Place at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, at an event attended by Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, wife of the governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Dr. Oluwatosin Taiwo, among others.
Gov. Abiodun further advocated for the making of ceremonial dress from Adire for the nation’s athletes taking part in international sporting activities.
He pledged with his citizens to make Adire the official uniform in public schools in the state with effect from next academic session.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed eulogized Ogun State for their efforts and energy in making Adire to showcase in the international arena, saying it was in line with the Federal Government’s diversification plans and policy.
He said the Adire Ogun Digital Market Place would serve as a veritable platform for marketing local fabrics, creating employment and promoting the nation’s cultural heritage.